BFI NETWORK short film funding support events
Line-up of support events for the 2024 funding round

The camera department prepare for a take on a location shoot for SHE LIVES ALONEThe camera department prepare for a take on a location shoot for SHE LIVES ALONE

The 2024 round of BFI NETWORK's Short Film Fund is now open! The fund gives filmmakers across the country the chance to apply for up to £25,000 to support production costs on short films.

We're hosting a series of events to help Northern filmmakers learn more about funding available, meet collaborators and form teams, refine their ideas and talk to our BFI Talent Executives about how to make their proposals stand out.

Over the next few weeks, we'll be updating this page with more events - so keep an eye out!

Filmmaker Mixers

Wednesday 10 April, 18:00 - HOME, Manchester | Thursday 25 April, 18:00 - Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle

Our regular monthly BFI NETWORK Filmmaker Mixers are informal meet-ups for filmmakers based in the North of England. They take place each month and tour to different venues across the region. Mixers are free to attend. Just sign up and show up!

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Supported Online Roundtable

Friday 19 April, 12:00

Come and hear the support opportunities for deaf, disabled and neurodivergent filmmakers interested in applying for the BFI NETWORK short film funding.

This event is on zoom and will have live BSL interpretation. Closed captions will also be available.  

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Access Support One to Ones

We are committed to making our funding accessible to all so we’re offering one to ones with deaf, disabled and neurodivergent filmmakers and their collaborators looking to make applications to the BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund.

The one to ones offer filmmakers and teams support to help navigate the application process, understand the available funding and ask any questions you might have about the BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund.

One to Ones are 30 minutes each and available in two slots:

Thursday 11 April, 10:00-13:00

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Monday 15 April, 9:30-12:30

Book here

If you have access requirements for the one to ones please let us know in the sign up form and at least a week prior to the one to one.

Online Filmmaker Roundtable

Wednesday 1 May, 12:00

Your final opportunity to ask the BFI NETWORK team questions about the short film fund before it closes on Thursday 9 May. 

Online Filmmaker Roundtables give writers, directors and producers the opportunity to connect with Film Hub North's filmmaker development team over Zoom.

Each roundtable is hosted by our BFI NETWORK Talent Executives and involves up to 30 filmmakers.

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BFI NETWORK England short film funding supports filmmaking teams based in the North who are working on fiction shorts in live action, animation and immersive/virtual reality. Applications are open from Tuesday 12 March 2024 to Thursday 9 May 2024. Click here to find out more.